§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made with the construction of access roads to the M1 from Sheffield; what grants have been given to the local authorities for this purpose; and what progress has been made with the Sheffield Parkway and Rotherham by-pass access routes to the M1.
§ Mr. Swingler
The only access road to be constructed is the Sheffield Parkway and Rotherham Link Road; grant for this road has not yet been issued, but preparation is well advanced and construction work should start next year. There are no proposals for the improvement of the existing roads which will link Sheffield with the M1.
§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Minister of Transport when she now plans to open the northern section, from Nuttall to Pinxton, and the southern section to Hendon of the M1, London to Yorkshire motorway.
§ Mrs. Castle
The southern section to Hendon and the northern section from Nuthall as far as the Annesley junction with A608 will both be opened on 24th May.
The section from Annesley to the junction with A615 at Pinxton will be brought into use as soon as possible afterwards, probably during June.
§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Minister of Transport if she will make a statement on progress on the construction of the M1 London to Yorkshire motorway, including the Sheffield-Leeds spur and the M18 extension to Doncaster tabulating for each section or major junction under 173W construction, the date the contract was placed, the name of contractor, value of contract and original quoted completion date, and any revised dates for completion given since placing the contract and
M.1 SOUTHERN EXTENSION Contract length Date contract placed Contractor Value of Contract £m. Original quoted completion date Revised date for completion Hendon Urban Motorway †June, 1964 Marples, Ridgeway and Partners 4.1 December, 1966 May, 1967* Reasons for delay:— * Circumstances arose which fairly entitled the contractor to an extension of time under the terms of the contract. † Starting date 20th July, 1964.
M.1/M.18 CRICK-DONCASTER Contract length Date contract placed Contractor Value of Contract £m. Original quoted completion date Revised date for completion Nuthall-Pinxton December, 1964 George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. 5.5 January, 1967 May, 1967* (Nuthall-Annesley) June, 1967 (Annesley-Pinxton) Pinxton-Heath July, 1965 John Laing Construction Ltd. 7.2 August, 1967 — Heath-Barlborough July, 1965 John Laing Construction Ltd. 5.4 August, 1967 — Barlborough-Morthen October, 1965 Tarmac Civil Engineering Ltd. 4.7 November, 1967 December, 1967† Morthen-Doncaster January, 1966 W. & C. French Ltd. 5.1 February, 1968 — Reasons for delay:— * Work was considerably delayed by bad weather during critical early stages of this contract. An extension would have been merited but the contractor succeeded in making up a lot of time and until a late stage seemed likely to achieve completion close to due date. An extension finally became necessary because of difficulty in properly carrying out finishing works during the winter months. The section to the Annesley junction with A.608 will be opened on 24th May and the remainder as soon as possible thereafter. ‡ A 7½ week extension has recently been allowed because of the combined effect of bad weather, extra works at culverts, and additional work in consolidating old mine workings.
M.1 SHEFFIELD-LEEDS Contract length Date contract placed Contractor Value of Contract £.m. Original quoted completion date Revised date for completion Aston-Tinsley July, 1965 Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd. 6 October, 1967 — Tinsley-Viaduct November, 1966 Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Ltd. 4.2 October, 1967 — Meadowhall-Blackburn June, 1966 Holland and Hannen and Cubitts (Civil Engineering) Ltd. with C. A. Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd. 2.5 June, 1968 — Blackburn-Tankersley June, 1966 A. Monk and Co. Ltd. 3.6 June, 1968 — Tankersley-Darton July, 1966 Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd. 6.7 August, 1968 — Darton-Horbury July, 1966 Richard Costain (Civil Engineering) Ltd. 7.3 August, 1968 — Horbury-East Ardsley July, 1965 Sir Alfred McAlpine and Leonard Fairclough consortium 3.9 August, 1967 — East Ardsley-Stourton April, 1965 A. Monk & Co. Ltd. 5.4 August, 1967 October, 1967* Reasons for delay:— * A 12 week extension has recently been allowed because of the combined effect of bad weather during critical periods, mining subsidence and additional work load on earthworks due to mining subsidence.
the current planned completion date, and the reasons for delays in each instance where they have occurred.